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Former resident writes book featuring Massapequa
A novel recounting how Hitler targeted the Dutch Katz brothers, prominent art dealers in Europe who could only keep their families alive by trading canvasses for their lives, takes on a close connection to Massapequa. The book, “Restitution,” is a sequel to author...
The Hamptons RE Showcase: When people talk about being a lifesaver, they usually mean it figuratively.
First The Führer sent his right-hand man, Hermann Göring, around to loot the Katz’s collection. Gun in hand, he showed up on their doorstep and forced the brothers to “trade” 500 works of art. Later, in 1942, Hitler made the family an offer they, literally, couldn’t refuse: what was called the “Final Solution,” — one Rembrandt for 25 lives.
Warfare of Art & Law Podcast: Nazi-Looted Art in the Netherlands: A Conversation with Author Janet Berg about her debut novel, Rembrandt’s Shadow on Apple Podcasts
This episode is part of a segment of stories entitled The Führer's Art Theft Frenzy that focuses on art taken by the Nazis from a Dutch Jewish gallery owned by brothers Benjamin and Nathan Katz. Author Janet Berg has written a debut novel, Rembrandt's Shadow, that...
“‘Kitti the Cargo Ship’ children’s book released” by the Cayman Compass
By Laura Durston - November 19, 2019 The tales of the Kittiwake have been reimagined in a children’s book, ‘Kitti the Cargo Ship’, written by sisters Janet Berg and Judith Santora and published by Caribbean Creations. The sisters, who are part-time residents of...
The Post & Courier: “Trading art for lives: Author Janet Lee Berg delves into human dimension of Nazi obsession with masterworks”
by Adam Parker The story of the Katz family in Holland during World War II, inspired author Janet Lee Berg to write a historical novel that incorporates some of the experiences her husband’s ancestors endured. Immersed in the world of great art, Nathan and Benjamin...
1 of 25 Radio Shows Nationwide “Rembrandt’s Shadow-Unlimited Options for Aging” Interview by Voice America
In the first half hour, Patricia interviews Janet Lee Berg on her new novel, 'Rembrandt's Shadow'. She will discuss her new novel, and how it is based on stunning true life events and experiences of her family during the Holocaust. The real story behind the novel...
“Janet Lee Berg’s Debut Novel Details How Art Dealers Traded Masterworks For Jewish Lives During World War II” by The East Hampton Press
By Brendan J. O'Reilly Though it’s a work of fiction, East Moriches resident Janet Lee Berg’s debut novel, “Rembrandt’s Shadow,” recalls the true events of art dealers trading masterworks for Jewish lives in Nazi-occupied Holland. “It’s a romantic World War II novel...
“Berg’s Glitz Book Blitz” by the Southhampton Press
Chances are, if you’ve gone anywhere at all on the East End recently, you’ve seen author Janet Berg’s new book, Glitz of the Hamptons. From bookstores to bagel shops, the little book is prominently displayed in a big way, and readers across the board have been singing its praises.
“Glitz of the Hamptons captures the beauty of the East End” by the Independent
The wealth and glamour of the South Fork are often showcased in books, magazines and newspapers, but it can take a special kind of perspective to find the real heart and soul of the East End.